SC grants time to complainant to move trial court against BSY

SC grants time to complainant to move trial court against BSY

SC grants time to complainant to move trial court against BSY

An advocate, who has approached the Supreme Court against an order quashing the sanction by the then governor H R Bhardwaj for prosecution of former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, on Monday sought a week's time to approach the trial court for action in land scam cases.

A bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Abhay Manohar Sapre allowed the plea by Prashant Kumar, appearing for the petitioner Sirajin Basha. The court on August 22 had asked the petitioner why he did not approach the trial court following subsequent development as the present Governor Vajubhai Vala declined permission for launching criminal proceedings against Yeddyurappa.

As the petitioner had then submitted that there were conflicting views taken by the two Constitutional authorities, Bhardwaj and Vala, the bench had asked him to show his bona fide and approach the trial court to proceed for offences under the Indian Penal Code. The counsel had then sought four weeks from the court for the purpose. On Monday, he sought one more week's time.

Basha had challenged the High Court order of November 2015, which had quashed the sanction by Bhardwaj for prosecution of Yeddyurappa. K N Balraj, a co-complainant, had on February 19, 2016 filed the petition in the High Court after Vala had declined the request.

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